SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to transfer encoded info between a client and a server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy clients prefer SSH due to the higher level of security. The connection is established and the commands are sent using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files can be relocated or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are significantly more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Even though SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud hosting we provide. With some of them, it's provided as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade which you can add with a couple of clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it in which you can also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password which you shall use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with a few clicks from the same spot. All commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.